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Park High School art teacher David Frigaard dies in shooting
Principal: Frigaard was ‘neat and caring individual’
Refinery, county reach emergency communications agreement
District 833 developing its plan to buy Valley Crossing school
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Eyes on the prize: Seth Green is focused on Raptors success amid recruiting hoopla
Jets adding Hogan, Heimerdinger to front office
NFLPA instructs Patriots players to 'reserve comment'
NFL-Super Bowl has ways to go in captivating global audience
Local area scores from Friday, Jan 23
St. Paul Park celebrates annual sledding day
The healing powers of art: Cancer survivors' work part of Woodwinds sculpture
Two local art events planned in Cottage Grove
Reeling in the 'Minnesota experience' during Cottage Grove's ice fishing outing
Birds of a feather: Carpenter Nature Center volunteers track avian population
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Viewpoint: McNaughton rules outline insanity defense
Letter to the editor: Respect property when snowmobiling
Letter to the editor: Wake up and face realities in District 833
Letter to the editor: Integrity of school district must be restored
Viewpoint: Don't let sun set on Oakwood possibilities
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January 28, 2010
Viewpoint: Financial security -- don't take it from us
School district finances and fund balances -- not a very exciting topic -- but one that could be very significant to the parents, citizens and taxpayers of South Washington County Schools during the upcoming legislative session. Why? The State of Minnesota has a serious budget shortfall...
opinion / politics
January 28, 2010 - 7:53am
December 16, 2009
Viewpoint: Bad weather? Fact of life in Minnesota
On Dec. 9, we experienced our first true blast of winter weather. I made the decision to keep South Washington County Schools open on that day. As I anticipate there will be several more such days in our future, I would like to briefly explain the process I follow in determining whether...
December 16, 2009 - 8:10am
December 10, 2009
833 superintendent explains in letter why district did not issue "snow day" for schools Wednesday
Winter finally made its way to Woodbury Tuesday, Dec. 8 with about a half foot of snowfall recorded in the area. The National Weather Service included communities in District 833 in a winter storm warning Wednesday, but that wasn't quite enough for school officials to call a snow...
December 10, 2009 - 10:43am
November 19, 2009
Viewpoint: Students successful in classroom and community
In this year of new beginnings and high expectations it is my pleasure to share with you some examples of student success in a couple of different areas. Students in the South Washington County Schools continue to demonstrate outstanding success in the classroom and in their service...
opinion / education
November 19, 2009 - 8:10am
October 23, 2009
Viewpoint: Where are the boys? Part II
Shortly before he left the position of superintendent, my predecessor, Tom Nelson, wrote an article titled, "Where Are the Boys?" In it he pointed out the notable absence of males among our strongest academic students. At the time the valedictorians from both high schools were female,...
October 23, 2009 - 8:05am
August 24, 2009
Viewpoint: District still working to meet requirement
This is the first column of many that will be prepared as I begin working in a new capacity for the South Washington County Schools. It is appropriate in that regard that the information shared be about the achievement of students across the district. The first and most important...
August 24, 2009 - 4:30pm
January 7, 2009
Mark Porter named District 833 superintendent
School District 833 Assistant Superintendent Mark Porter will be the new superintendent when Tom Nelson retires at the end of the school year. The school board met Tuesday night, Jan.
January 7, 2009 - 9:33am
December 22, 2008
Superintendent candidates answer questions from the public
School District 833's two internal candidates for superintendent both said that they are concerned about students' test scores and they think the alternative pay system for teachers has been a success at a public question and answer session last Friday. Rick Spicuzza, assistant superintendent...
December 22, 2008 - 2:01pm